Alpine Lakes Tour

Alpine Lakes Cycle Tour – 4 cycling days

Arrival Day

The Jollie Biker will meet you at our depot – 193 Glen Lyon Road or at your accomodation. After introductions are made, we’ll have a bit of a chat about the exciting days ahead to ensure we can make your trip as comfortable and memorable as possible. We’ll then fit you out with your bike and gear if required (make sure to pre-book). Maybe enjoy a tasty dinner out in one of the great restaurants in Twizel – we’re happy to give you recommendations and can arrange bookings if you like.

Transfers to Twizel can be arranged for you.

 Day 1: Transfer to Aoraki Mt Cook to Braemar Station – 35kms:

Enjoy a hearty breakfast then The Jollie Biker will transfer you to Aoraki Mt Cook, arriving at the official start of the A2O, the Whitehorse Camping Ground – from here, a warm up ride 7kms to the airport.   

A Helicopter transfer takes you to Tasman Point across the glacially fed braided river taking in the stunning scenery of the Southern Alps and Lake Pukaki. From here, you will commence your 28km bike. Tonight, a special nights accommodation at one of the high countries working stations, Braemar Station. Enjoy an amazing dinner prepared just for you by the station owners Julia & Hamish McKenzie

 

Heading down from Tekapo B Canal to Lake Pukaki

Day 2:  Bike Braemar Station to Twizel – 42kms:  

This morning after a sumptuous breakfast your ride takes you from Braemar Station to Tekapo B Power Station, continuing along the shores ofLake Pukaki a wonderful ride with Aoraki Mt Cook as your background, it doesn’t get much better than this! Perhaps a stop at the Visitor Info Centre and Mt Cook Alpine Salmon shop for an ice-cream or fresh salmon treat.A further 10km bike across the Pukaki flats brings you back into Twizel.  Enjoy a second night returning to your original Twizel accommodation.  

 

Day 3:  Bike Twizel to Lake Ohau – 38kms:  

Breakfast booked at a local Cafe (or own arrangements), then on your bike….to Lake Ohau.  Head out of town to the Ohau Canal, an easy ride along the canal to an off-road trail descending down to the lake foreshore, taking you to the Ohau Weir and onto the lake foreshore where it eventually meets up with the sealed Lake Ohau and onto Lake Ohau Lodge, your accommodation for tonight.

Day 4:  Bike Lake Ohau to Omarama – 45kms:  

Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge dining room, then commence the bike up over the Tambrae Saddle, reaching the highest point on the A2O trail at 900m above sea level – soak up the spectacular views here before starting the downhill, to Quailburn Road, and the historic woolshed. The second half of the day is a downhill cycle down Quailburn Road, some gravel and then onto sealed road, before riding alongside the Ahuriri River and arriving into the small country town of Omarama.  Enjoy a well-earned soak at the Omarama Hot Tubs. Your muscles will thank you.

The Jollie Biker will then meet you for your transfer back to Twizel.

 

Included with our self guided tours; Bike hire, panniers, helmets, maps, GPS trackers, 24 support. shuttles, luggage transfers (1 x 15kg piece per person), meals where requested.

We can also arrange vehicle parking at our depot or transfers to and from Twizel 

We do all the work so you have all the fun!

To see how this package can work in with you and your plans and to book, please contact (+64) 0275769841 or email info@thejolliebiker.co.nz.

To make your decision easier we have some set departures dates for the 2018/19 season

Nov-18 12/11/18
  26/11/18
Dec-18 10/12/18
   
Jan-19 7/1/19
  21/1/19
Feb-19 4/2/19
  18/2/19
 Mar-19  4/3/19
  18/3/19
Apr-19 1/4/19
  15/4/19
If these dates don’t suit you, less us  tailor make a tour for the the number of days and the dates that suit you.